With space at home becoming a premium and the wish to keep your precious wine purchases in the optimum conditions, private storage either duty paid or in bond is an attractive proposition.
We have started compiling a list of reputable storage providers to help you in your quest to keep your wine well until you wish to pull the cork.
Wine Storage USA. All rates are based on a single, nine litre case – the equivalent of 12 bottles. Discounts are normally available if you wish to store more than one case.
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Adventure’s in Wine’s San Francisco Wine Lockers
Daly City, CA 94104
+1 415 467 0130
<$2 per case per month ($24-$160/mo.)
500 individual, self-service lockers in 15 different sizes ranging from 10 to 150 cases. Video and environmentally monitored vaults in a secure facility, maintained at 55 deg F and between 70 and 80% humidity. Act as import agent for top collectors and brokers in the San Francisco Bay Area and western U.S.
Chelsea Wine & Storage
New York, NY 10011
+1 212 462 4020
A 10,000 square foot facility. Underground storage in a thick walled (vibration free) warehouse. Humidity at around 70 % and temperatures are controlled at 55 deg F. Private 18, 36 or 72-case lockers and custom-built lockers holding between 100 and 1,000 cases.
Eastside Wine Storage
Bellevue WA 98004
+1 (425) 576 8600
Locker service: Standard locker sizes range from 9 to 84 cases. Humidity at around 60-70 % and temperatures are controlled at 55 deg F.
Horse Ridge Cellars
+1 (860) 763 5380
Minimum charge: $225 (25 boxes x 6 months)
3 stage temperature protection and a 12-ton bank vault door. Humidity at around 70 % and temperatures are controlled at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Fees are charged per case per month like in the UK and include insurance against theft and breakage. ‘In the event of a man-made or natural disaster, your wine will not be affected,’ the firm said, adding that its underground cellar has serious protection.
Imperial Wine Storage Inc
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
+1 (561) 840 2102
Locker service: Humidity at around 70% and temperatures are controlled at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
International Wine Vault
Allston-Brighton, MA. 02134
+1 (617) 739 4401
New York Fine Wine Storage
+1 (914) 723 5798
$27 – $3 dollar handling fee
Temperature controlled warehouse. Used by Zachys Wine and Liquor.
San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 800 969 1961
Temperate controlled warehouse 45,000 sq ft in Northern California. 55 degrees Fahrenheit and 65%-70% humidity. A case by case model rather than a locker service, similar to that in the UK.
+1 201 869 3300
$19.20 – 40 case minimum
This is a large scale offering helping many companies, though is set up for large quantities. Sotheby’s have their own section within the warehouse.
The Wine Cellarage
+1 (718) 991 5700
Used by Christie’s New York.